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Kayashimashi no Yuuga na Seikatsu  
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Description
This series follows the life of Sumito Kayashima. Sumito is a spoiled, wealthy yet lazy young man. Sumito doesn't work. He spends his days going to parties and frivilously spending away his wealth on antiques, books he doesn't intend to read, and other such things. His daily routine and interests are managed by his hired conversationalist/secretary Koizumi.

Sumito seems to be the quite, naive little rich boy but when night comes his innocent mask comes off to reveal a much more conniving and wanton man.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
茅島氏の優雅な生活
茅島氏の優雅な生活〜英国旅行編〜
茅島氏の優雅な生活~プロポーズ編~
Kayashimashi no Yuugana Seikatsu
Kayashimashi’s Graceful Life
La Vie raffinée de M. Kayashima (French)
Mr. Kayashima's Graceful Life
Mr. Kayashimashi’s Graceful Life
Mr. Kayashima’s Graceful Life
My Kayashima’s Graceful Life

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.17 + Mini Novel (end) by Dangerous Pleasure (296d ago)
v.3 c.16 by Dangerous Pleasure (373d ago)
v.3 c.15 by Dangerous Pleasure (408d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (241 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.22 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 11th 2014, 6:08am PST


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Year
2009

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Hanaoto DX (Houbunsha)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #924 increased(+42)
Monthly Pos #1420 increased(+128)
3 Month Pos #1708 increased(+186)
6 Month Pos #1917 increased(+41)

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On 692 reading lists
On 285 wish lists
On 521 completed lists
On 39 unfinished lists
On 273 custom lists

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Tranquil, natural, beautiful!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by yeonpromo
July 28th, 2013, 12:48am
A few pages into this manga, I had my doubts, but I'm glad that I stuck through the first couple chapters: I actually really loved this. It's definitely not dynamic or exciting, but I found myself reading it late at night and it just gave off this feeling of calmness and, ultimately, happiness. It was one of those mangas where I just ended up liking the characters so much that I derived happiness from their happiness. Sumito is a really interesting character too, who I feel opened up quite a bit since the beginning when he didn't even speak in complete sentences... I really enjoyed reading about him.

The relationship between Sumito and the gardener (who, curiously enough, was never named) evolved slowly and naturally, like watching a real love take root and flower. It actually warmed my heart toward the end when the gardener came to genuinely care for Sumito. The two of them would talk about irrelevant things, and kiss each other just because: not because it led into a sex scene, not because it was part of the plot. Just because. Things like that just made the manga feel intimate and real.

All in all, highly recommended. The art is not my favorite, but I definitely appreciated its beauty and elegance; I feel like it was perfect for the ideas the mangaka was trying to convey. It's very simple and clean.

Kayashimashi no Yuuga na Seikatsu is definitely not exciting, and it might seem to some passionless, but I found that the passion is just a quiet type. It's a love that unfolds page by page and leaves the reader feeling like they caught a glimpse of what natural love can really look like.

... Last updated on July 28th, 2013, 12:53am
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Quite Lovely   
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by Sasageru
June 28th, 2011, 4:36pm
Very gentle, very subtle, very romantic ^^ Has some nice ero scenes considering its this mangaka - she usually goes for abstract or very brief scenes to describe intimacy, but the scenes in this manga are more detailed and last longer bigrazz Art is as usual, quite wonderful, especially when concerning the illustration of the garden and flowers at times. This isn't a very eventful manga, so its gentle pace and lack of drama may bore some readers, but i personally found it to be refreshing and heartfelt. At times my heart fluttered a little :3
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Flat   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by lifeincircuit
October 9th, 2012, 7:12pm
I have to be honest, I don't really love this one. It's pretty superficial feeling, like a bad daytime drama(only without much drama, just a bunch of cheesy lines). I can see how someone else might enjoy it, but I prefer stories that feel more real. The art mirrors the story in that it is pretty and steady, but without substance. It isn't the most horrible thing I've read by far, and I will give it some credit because I actually did remember most of the story after several months(after re-reading the first few chapters). Overall it was just average, but different enough to not be annoying.

... Last updated on June 26th, 2013, 2:14am
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Wonderful   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Armina
September 7th, 2010, 1:25pm
This is a heartwarming, really beautiful manga.

If you like calm, quiet stories then this is one for you. Each chapter shows more and more of the 2 main character´s relationship, one chapter is told from Kayashima´s view, another from his lover´s view. This broadens the reader´s view and brings a calm joy while reading this manga.

Read it!
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Flip, flip, flip...   
Rating: N/A
by MightyMaeve
July 1st, 2013, 10:50am
I agree with lifeincircuit: it was flat. The art was beautiful bishounen, but I felt no sexual tension or chemistry, and the characters and their lives never came to life for me. The story felt tired by the end of the first volume! I had no desire to read any further because it was not dynamic. It's not that I mind slow stories (some of my favs are slow!), but this one was told with so little conflict, movement, and characterization, I grew disinterested.

... Last updated on July 1st, 2013, 10:51am
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A state out of time   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Kleineputchen
February 24th, 2012, 4:35pm
The thing that impressed me the most was the feeling this manga gives off, as if you were invited to share a moment out of time in company with those two lovers, and has entered another world (though the story takes place nowadays). I ended up feeling a bit hanging there.

First the art. Well I have to say it's not a kind of art I really appreciate. I find too stiff and lacking sexiness, though it's getting a bit better after the firsts chapters. And I find Sumito-san too effeminate sometimes. But it's worthy enough to enjoy it while reading.

The storyline isn't that original, but the way it's described makes it original specially because of the characters. And the fact it's more focused on their relationship than their sexual life even during the sex scenes is agreable, not like any other yaoi manga. Also I like how the gardener's love blossoms slowly and naturally.

I have to say that the personality of Sumito-san is really interesting. The way he acts is really unusual and makes you feel he really lives in a different world and not only because he's rich, and that's what's attractive in him. But I would have appreciated to learn a bit more of his past, or have a bit more hints about his feelings.

Anyway, it's a very sweet story though it's not that impressive, but it's worth read it.
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Whoa.   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Trifoilum
April 23rd, 2010, 10:02pm
As far as I can remember, this is (one of?) the most smutty work of Mamahara Ellie. And for that; yum.

That being said.... I still sense too much of light BL feel here; regardless of the smut. And some part of it aren't the "best of both worlds" kind of hybrid, albeit the general feel is kinda like the hybrid version of both.
(EDIT : Oh, the ending is SO MUCH BL.)

A good one for those who liked her other works.

And I see it's still ongoing. Interesting.

... Last updated on May 17th, 2010, 12:34am
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Very calm   
Rating: N/A
by juls91
June 23rd, 2013, 6:25pm
But i liked it a lot. It walked on the thin line between relaxing and boring, but for me it wasn't boring, it was more calm than anything else, it was lovely and i enjoyed it till the end ^_^ . But still feels like a one time read
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Good ending   
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by Yaoichick
June 24th, 2013, 4:35pm
Finally, a good ending. Really like the little 'mini novel' at the end from the butler's POV. I just had finished another manga and it didn't settle well on me. But this one did. yay. I really love there relationship. I thought it was funny when he face palmed himself because he forgot that it wasn't just xmas eve. Happy I picked up this read and stuck with it the whole through.

Very happy there are people out there who take there time and help translate manga for those of us who need it. :-)
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Name.   
Rating: N/A
by mixxyum
June 25th, 2013, 7:54am
I just finished this and I love it! However, that last tidbit in chapter 17 confused me. It's been a while since I've read it (waiting for that final chapter embarrassed) but was the garderner's name really not mentioned throughout this whole time??
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